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f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

Auto-ID technology is

Auto-ID technology is becoming smarter Torben Posert (on the left side), Sales Director Logistics Automation at Vitronic Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH, in discussion with Reiner Wesselowski, publisher of f+h Intralogistics RUBRIK IDENTIFICATION – INTERVIEW f+h Intralogistcis spoke to Torben Posert, Sales Manager for Logistic Automation at Vitronic Dr.-Ing. Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH, Germany, about Auto-ID technology in the digital supply chain. Along the supply chain, it is becoming more important to be able to process increasingly higher data quantities and create a greater level of transparency. What demands does that place on the hard- and software of the Auto-ID solution? Global networking is an important topic, especially for logistic companies that operate on an international scale. Software structures must reflect this and must interconnect systems at all locations with one another. Our Auto-ID solutions not only guarantees efficient and uninterrupted data acquisition but also stores all of the information with compressed images in a global archive system. Customers can specifically evaluate this and ultimately generate a higher degree of transparency. The components of the Auto-ID systems are becoming smarter and stand out for their integrated decoding providing optimized read results at higher transport speeds. What effect does this development have on current developments in your company? On the one hand, software developments must be designed to communicate with one another across locations, whereby the data quantity and content play an important role. On the other hand, the continued further development of the systems and specifically the hardware is significant for increasing the level of transparency for the customer. Systems are increasingly being interlinked with one another and are becoming smarter. This is illustrated by our new camera Vicam 3S, for example. The increased networking of large data quantities, content and systems you just mentioned is one of the key tasks of Industry 4.0 or Logistics 4.0. Where do you see the potential of auto-ID systems in this context? Auto-ID solutions will assume a key role in the course of digitization: As automated, image-based reading systems, they not only record all customer and object-related data for packages or pallets, but also make it possible to link this data with the corresponding software. This is the basis for more efficient logistics processes and also for new products individually tailored to customers like same-day delivery, real-time shipment tracking and delivery options. Many thanks for this interview. Photograph: f+h Intralogistics www.vitronic.com About Vitronic The owner-managed group develops innovative products and customized solutions in the growth industries of industrial automation, logistics automation and traffic technology. Since its founding in 1984, the company has grown continuously and is currently represented by about 800 employees on four continents. Vitronic offers support to international customers through its subsidiaries in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as through a global network of sales and service partners. f+h Intralogistics 4/2016

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